Grand Rapids is Bursting with Parks & Playgrounds for Kids to Explore
Exploring new parks is a great way to get out and discover different parts of West Michigan without spending a lot of money.
Getting outside and enjoying the fresh air is more popular than ever these days, so that’s why we’ve revamped the West Michigan Playgrounds Guide to help you find your family’s next favorite kids park with playground.
Amazing parks are everywhere in West Michigan. We’ve tracked down the best Grand Rapids playgrounds.
Some of the best playgrounds in Grand Rapids are tucked away in the corners of neighborhoods, others are in urban settings near downtown, and there are lakeshore parks on this list, too.
Directory of Kids Parks With Playgrounds
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Park managed by City of Grand Rapids
About Aberdeen Park
This fun kids park boasts a playground, green space to run, picnic areas and a Michigan-themed splash pad. Aberdeen Park is an urban park perfect for kids of all ages. Older kids will love the basketball court, soccer field, tennis courts and ball diamond.
The Playground at Aberdeen Park
This urban park, perfect for older and younger kids, is woodchip-topped and has one large play structure, plenty of swings and more climbing fun. The playground is not shaded. Restrooms, as well as the splash pad, are adjacent to the playground.
The Splashpad at Aberdeen Park
The splash pad is a mitten shape and features Michigan-based structures like a bald eagle, Grand River, black bear, morel mushroom, lighthouse and more. It is open from 10 AM - 9 PM during the summer.
Aberdeen Park Features
- Toddler Playground
- Free Admission
- Picnic Tables
- Splash Pad
- Basketball Court
- Soccer Fields
- Tennis Courts
Facilities: An open shelter area is available.
Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas
Time of Year? Open all year. Splash pad is summer only.
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